Five For Friday

Happy Friday
friends!  Can you believe it is the
middle of November already?  Time
flies!  Here is a little Five For Friday
for your entertainment. Thanks to Doodle Bugs Teaching for hosting! 

makes me…..well….glad!  And this week we
had a refresher training from our fabulous G.L.A.D. trainers.  If you know G.L.A.D., you’ll recognize this
as a pictorial.  We have a new ELA
curriculum this year, so our fabulous trainers gave us wonderful ideas for
using pictorials about the comprehension units. That makes this teacher’s heart
happy.  You know what doesn’t make me
happy?  That they say this is for ELL
students…NOPE!  It is GREAT teaching and
GREAT teaching is for everybody!
And the groups
keep marching on….In my reading intervention groups this week, we practiced a
little cvc word blending with the firsties. 
They are making great progress, and were going up and down these word
ladders like nobody’s business….well…maybe like a snail’s business because it
was a bit slow at first, but by the end of the week…they were zipping up and
down these ladders I tell ya! These are part of our Guided Reading Sets which include stories and everything else you need for guided reading, making my teaching so much easier.  You can
see them here, if you would like.

zipping up and down the word ladders, we did some extra phonics reading
practice with these great passages by The Kindergarten Connection.  Her stuff is fabulous for my firsties that
are not quite to first grade level yet. 

A teacher is
always a teacher, right?  While
babysitting the grandbabies this week, we tried out some new, fun things that
might find their way into school.  First
we made some adorable owls, which would be a great addition to any owls theme
you might be teaching. A few pinecones, some cotton balls, some googly eyes,
and voila!  Adorable!

“Watch out
big sister…I’ve got a cotton ball coming your way!” We also made these
catapults.  They would make a great STEM
activity.  In fact, in my fifth grade
intervention groups, we are about to read a story about a trebuchet, and you
can bet that we will be making these, too! 
So much fun! You can find the directions on Pinterest. 

That was our
week this week.  Hope your week went
well, too!  Now I am off to read all of
the other Five For Friday posts.  They
always have such great ideas and laughs to share.  Have a great weekend everyone!

1 Comment

  1. Kidpeople Classroom
    November 19, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    Cute owls- Pinned! Thanks. Kathleen

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